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Opinions of Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Columnist: Adofo, Rockson

The Children of the Late B. A. Mensah cry for Help

The wailings and the supplications of the children of the late Mr. B. A. Mensah have reached the compassionate ears of God Almighty. Aggrieved, and with tears trickling down their cheeks, Barbara, Herbert, Bernard, Alfred and their other eldest sister cried unto God. They pleaded with Him not only to have mercy on their deceased father but also, for the restitution of his wrongly confiscated properties.

I am intuitively enthused to announce that God has heard their prayers. Subsequently, He has in His perfect wisdom and abundance of mercy assigned people to fight this battle of restitution as requested by the bereaved family. Hopefully, Rockson Adofo, that proud son of Kumawu/Asiampa will play a pioneering role in the quest to ensure that a posthumous justice is done to Mr. B.A. Mensah.

I have heard most about all that Kumawuman people have said about him following his death. Nonetheless, I shall not mention them in this write-up considered as a prelude. I shall pray that the media accord us assistance by simply disseminating through publication the information that will be revealed for public knowledge, discussion and consumption as far as the call for the restitution of Mr. B. A. Mensah's properties goes.

Once started and in full gear, there will be no allusion to that Ghanaian sophistry of "ehuru a ebedwo" (the whirlwind will eventually settle). I will pursue the cause until results are achieved, be they positive or negative. It is that lackadaisical attitude of doing things, stopping midway and abandoning the entire process otherwise well started that has given those well-placed in the Ghanaian society the lopsided opportunity to continually abuse their position. If we were to continue anything we start to their fullest maturity, churning out palpable results, there would be substantial curtailment in the mistreatment meted out to us by the supposedly well-placed countrymen.

I shall need all discerning Ghanaians, especially my Kumawu compatriots, to rally behind this quest of ensuring the confiscated properties are returned to the family of the late Mr. B. A. Mensah of blessed memory. I advise people to eschew the idea of, "I stand to gain nothing from it whether or not the properties are restituted to his children", with that expressive concomitant attitude of nonchalance.

The hand of God will mightily be at work as could be seen from the convincing arguments I shall be raising. We should not sit by for a few in the society to take us not only for a rough ride but also, for complete fools deemed incapable of perceiving their nefarious inhibitory acts. I can only hint that some governments and certain individuals from the era of the Provisional National Defence Council (PNDC) government until today will be held accountable for their actions and inactions in the process of agitating for the return of the confiscated properties as stated above.

I end by quoting Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia , “Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph”

Rockson Adofo